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  • Audio CD (14 May 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: One Day Music
  • ASIN: B00JXGVGD2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,792 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. All Night LongJoe Houston 2:39£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So)Marvin & Johnny 2:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. I Can't TellJimmy Mccracklin 2:23£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bad LuckB. B. King 2:54£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Stranded in the JungleThe Cadets 3:14£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. House Rent BoogieJohn Lee Hooker 2:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Mean and EvilElmore James 2:14£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Don't Feel Sorry for MeJimmy Beasley 2:14£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Sugar BluesWillard McDaniel 2:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. New Orleans WomanJimmy Witherspoon 2:27£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. (I Love You For) Sentimental ReasonsJesse Belvin 2:13£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Ridin' in the MoonlightHowlin' Wolf 3:04£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen17. No More Doggin'Rosco Gordon 2:53£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Texas HopPee Wee Crayton 2:41£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Them There EyesKay Starr 1:51£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen20. After MidnightColeman Hawkins 4:54£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Dayo (Banana Boat Song)Aaron Collins 3:17£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Blue HawaiiThe Polynesians 3:01£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Going Back to JamaicaLouis Polliemon 2:50£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen24. The Girl I Left Behind MeThe Princeton Trio 1:56£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen25. I Know an Old Woman Who Swallowed a FlyPaul Sykes 3:25£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Eddie My LoveThe Teen Queens 3:13£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Fools Rush InThe Cadets 2:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Blues Before SunriseElmore James 2:43£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Tick TockMarvin & Johnny 2:50£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Blues After HoursPee Wee Crayton 3:03£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Oh BabyJimmy Mccracklin 3:22£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Good Rockin' DaddyEtta James 2:27£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Why Don't You Write Me?The Jacks 2:49£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Boogie ChillenJohn Lee Hooker 3:08£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen35. The MoleCharlie Barnet 2:33£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Into Each Life Some Rain Must FallWillard McDaniel 2:12£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen37. House Rockin' BoogieHowlin' Wolf 4:10£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen38. MoodsvilleColeman Hawkins 6:24£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Ten Long YearsB. B. King 2:48£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Swingin' the BoogiePete Johnson 2:35£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Good Jumpin'Jimmy Witherspoon 2:47£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Ain't Misbehavin'Kay Starr 1:54£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Somebody Stole My GalThe Kings Of Dixieland 2:24£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Mauna Wili HulaThe Polynesians 2:25£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Calypso TinaLouis Polliemon 2:37£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen46. Yellow Rose of TexasThe Princeton Trio 2:52£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Jamaica FarewellAaron Collins 2:57£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen48. I Won't Be Home AnymoreJohnny Williams 2:53£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Love for GoldSterling Blythe 2:39£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Goodnight My LoveJesse Belvin 3:15£0.89  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Crown Records was founded in 1953 as a subsidiary of Modern Records and it soon acquired a reputation as a 'cheap' label, especially since the cardboard covers they used had no spine and were only held together by printed paper slicks. Nevertheless, they continued issuing records until 1972. We have concentrated on the early days in this 2 disc compilation when the music, if not the packaging, was straight out of the top drawer. With the likes of John Lee Hooker, Etta James and B.B. King you'll soon see how Crown Records lived up to its regal name.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dangerous Dave TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Mar. 2015
Format: Audio CD
Crown was the budget arm of the LA based Modern group of labels. In addition to covering blues and R&B, they distributed records grouped in categories like Classics, Movie & Show Themes, etc. I can confirm this because I'm reading off the reverse of the sleeve of one such LP purchased in the mid 60's.

Take a look at the listing and you'll find a goodly smattering of the unexpected: polynesian serenading, a version of Harry Belafonte's "Banana Boat Song", a take on "I know an old woman who swallowed a fly" and much, much more. This is, of course, merely a reflection on Crown's highly diverse output. An intriguing mix but not one to necessarily match the taste buds of the average buyer, particularly if that buyer came to this set anticipating the blues and R&B which was synonymous with Modern.

But for budding blues fans there's an upside and it's a big one. The tracks contained here by B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James, Elmore James, John Lee Hooker and Pee Wee Crayton are absolute classics. The two Crayton tracks in fact are near definitive examples of early Texan electric blues. Collectors in the UK would have drooled over these artists and their contributions in the early 60's. About the only negative comment I'd make about these tracks is that the experienced blues fan will already have several if not all of them. For someone just putting his / her toe in the water though, they are a fabulous sample of 50's blues and R&B.

Elsewhere there's good stuff but it's not quite at the same exalted level. Jimmy Witherspoon gives us a variant on "Good Rockin' tonight", a number associated with Elvis but originally recorded by Roy Brown. There's some near soul blues from Jimmy McCracklin. Jesse Belvin shows similarity to Sam Cooke. There's Rosco Gordon's well-known "No more doggin'". And there's more including plenty of good vocal groups.

Difficult to rate. My four stars is a compromise.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Philip Thomson on 25 Jun. 2014
Format: Audio CD
This is a particularly enjoyable compilation as it mixes some great names like BB King, Howlin' Wolf or Etta James and some other less famous artists and less mainstream genres. A great insight of the state of popular music in the late 50s / early 60s.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tony Martin TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 Jun. 2014
Format: Audio CD
Here's a novelty - I've just played a Crown 'album' without the hiss, crackle'n'pop usually attendant on the vinyl! Crown was the budget album line for the Modern family of labels, so had a pretty extensive catalogue, if you like, to draw from.

So you can expect rockin' r&b, blues, doo wop and r&b vocal groups to entertain, some M.O.R., a hint of c&w, bearable Hawaiian tunes and some awful calypso (Harry Belafonte has a lot to answer for). Not forgetting the tinkling cocktail lounge piano instro's of Willard McDaniel and the jazz noodlings of Coleman Hawkins, which I'm told some people actually enjoy.

Breaking the above down somewhat, Joe Houston boots us on the way with his sax instro "All Night Long", followed by Marvin & Johnny, the interchangeable Jacks and Cadets, Charlie Barnett & Orch (big band, sorta swing/r&b), Etta James, Jimmy McCracklin, classic early B B King, Hooker, Elmore J, Jimmy Witherspoon (coulda been a contender for Big Joe Turner's crown), Jessie Belvin, Wolf, Rosco Gordon (hear the roots of ska/bluebeat), Teen Queens, mighty boogie from Pete Johnson & Hadda Brooks; so far, so good, if you don't already own many of these. Kay Starr vocalises powerfully on a couple of standards, sparse studio and backing, then begins the calypso content (ignore), followed by the pleasant Hawaiian content (lovely guitar), The Princeton Trio go all old-timey, and Paul Sykes can't better Burl Ives' saga about the old lady and the fly.

Bit of a curates egg this, but with 50 tracks, there's something (almost) for everyone. As ever, excellent sound quality, plus six stock pics and note by Mick St Michael. Value for money: middling.
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A GOOD INTRODUCTION TO SOME OF THE MOST EXCITING MUSIC OF THE 50'S - IT STILL EXCITES TODAY AND I RECEIVED A FREE MP3 COPY FOR MY PC AND MOBILE PHONE SO I'M WELL PLEASED - GREAT VALUE !
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